Thursday, April 21, 2011
River Cleanup a Rite of Spring for Eco-Volunteers
VOAVideo: River Cleanup a Rite of Spring for Eco-Volunteers
Every April, in the weeks leading up to Earth Day, tens of thousands of volunteers converge on parks, forests and streams throughout the sprawling, four-state Potomac River watershed, on America's East Coast. They come to gather up and haul away hundreds of tons of trash before it winds up in the Potomac - the main drinking water source for towns and cities across the region. VOA's June Soh joined some volunteers on a recent weekend cleanup and has this report.